This is a Smart car. It lives in NYC and usually parks on my street. It's got a roof that comes off. The model name is "Passion." It says "CDI" on the back - this means turbodiesel (all 3 cylinders' worth). The car has two seats and Danish tags, but happily it has not been torched by a mob. Mercedes (now Daimler Chrysler) owns Smart Cars and was going to start selling them in the U.S. - but they changed their mind. All I can say is, if you have to have a car in the city, what a great choice. What other car do you know of that can make a Honda Element look like a Hummer?